http://www.dailytech.com/Sony+Sells+LCD+Panel+Joint+Venture+Shares+to+Samsung+/article23595.htm ... According to the agreements, Samsung will acquire all of Sony's S-LCD shares, which will make S-LCD a complete subsidiary of Samsung. Samsung will pay Sony approximately KRW 1.08 trillion ($939 million USD) for these shares. ... There's quite a list of reasons for Sony's TV-related failure, such as strong yen, which cuts into profits; several security breaches earlier this year, which made consumers question Sony's competence; disappointing OLED design sales, and a failed attempt at a joint venture with Google for Google TV, which has not seen impressive sales.